Monday 16 January 2017    (other days)
Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 

Office of Readings

If you have already recited the Invitatory Psalm today, you should use the alternative opening.

Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
  Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
Lord, open our lips.
  And we shall praise your name.
Psalmus 94 (95)

Adhortamini vosmetipsos per singulos dies, donec illud «hodie» vocatur” (Hebr 3, 13).

Exsultémus Dómino et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
(repeat antiphon*)
1Veníte, exsultémus Dómino;
  iubilémus Deo salutári nostro.
2Præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne
  et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
(repeat antiphon*)
3Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus
  et rex magnus super omnes deos.
4Quia in manu eius sunt profúnda terræ,
  et altitúdines móntium ipsíus sunt.
5Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud,
  et siccam manus eius formavérunt.
(repeat antiphon*)
6Veníte, adorémus et procidámus
  et génua flectámus ante Dóminum, qui fecit nos,
7quia ipse est Deus noster,
  et nos pópulus páscuæ eius et oves manus eius.
(repeat antiphon*)
8Utinam hódie vocem eius audiátis:
  «Nolíte obduráre corda vestra,
9sicut in Meríba secúndum diem Massa in desérto,
  ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri:
  probavérunt me, etsi vidérunt ópera mea.
(repeat antiphon*)
10Quadragínta annis tæduit me generatiónis illíus,
  et dixi: Pópulus errántium corde sunt isti.
11Et ipsi non cognovérunt vias meas;
  ídeo iurávi in ira mea:
  Non introíbunt in réquiem meam».
(repeat antiphon*)
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Exsultémus Dómino et in psalmis iubilémus ei.*
Invitatory PsalmPsalm 94 (95)
Let us rejoice in the Lord, with songs let us praise him.
(repeat antiphon*)
Come, let us rejoice in the Lord,
  let us acclaim God our salvation.
Let us come before him proclaiming our thanks,
  let us acclaim him with songs.
(repeat antiphon*)
For the Lord is a great God,
  a king above all gods.
For he holds the depths of the earth in his hands,
  and the peaks of the mountains are his.
For the sea is his: he made it;
  and his hands formed the dry land.
(repeat antiphon*)
Come, let us worship and bow down,
  bend the knee before the Lord who made us;
for he himself is our God and we are his flock,
  the sheep that follow his hand.
(repeat antiphon*)
If only, today, you would listen to his voice:
  “Do not harden your hearts
  as you did at Meribah,
on the day of Massah in the desert,
  when your fathers tested me –
they put me to the test,
  although they had seen my works.”
(repeat antiphon*)
“For forty years they wearied me,
  that generation.
I said: their hearts are wandering,
  they do not know my paths.
I swore in my anger:
  they will never enter my place of rest.”
(repeat antiphon*)
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Let us rejoice in the Lord, with songs let us praise him.*

* If you are reciting this on your own, you can choose to say the antiphon once only at the start of the psalm and not repeat it.

I. Quando Officium lectionis dicitur noctu vel summo mane:
Ipsum nunc nobis tempus est
quo voce evangélica
ventúrus sponsus créditur,
regni cæléstis cónditor.
Occúrrunt sanctæ vírgines
óbviam tunc advéntui,
gestántes claras lámpadas,
magno lætántes gáudio.
Stultæ vero quæ rémanent
exstínctas habent lámpadas,
frustra pulsántes iánuam,
clausa iam regni régia.
Nunc vigilémus sóbrii
gestántes mentes spléndidas,
ut veniénti Dómino
digni currámus óbviam.
Dignos nos fac, rex óptime,
futúri regni glória,
ut mereámur láudibus
ætérnis te concínere. Amen.
II. Quando Officium lectionis dicitur diurno tempore:
Vita sanctórum, via, spes salúsque,
Christe, largítor probitátis atque
cónditor pacis, tibi voce, sensu
pángimus hymnum:
Cuius est virtus manifésta totum
quod pii possunt, quod habent, quod ore,
corde vel factis cúpiunt, amóris
igne flagrántes.
Témporum pacem, fídei tenórem,
lánguidis curam veniámque lapsis,
ómnibus præsta páriter beátæ
múnera vitæ.
Æqua laus summum célebret Paréntem
teque, Salvátor, pie rex, per ævum;
Spíritus Sancti résonet per omnem
glória mundum. Amen.
Come, Spirit blest, with God the Son
and God the Father, ever one:
shed forth your grace within our breast
and live in us, a ready guest.
By every power, by heart and tongue,
by act and deed, your praise be sung.
Inflame with perfect love each sense,
that others’ souls may kindle thence.

Ps 30:2-9
Afflicti supplicatio cum fiducia

Pater, in manus tuas commendo spiritum meum” (Lc 23, 46).

Inclína ad me, Dómine, aurem tuam, ut éruas me.
2In te, Dómine, sperávi, non confúndar in ætérnum;*
  in iustítia tua líbera me.
3Inclína ad me aurem tuam,*
  accélera, ut éruas me.
Esto mihi in rupem præsídii et in domum munítam,*
  ut salvum me fácias.
4Quóniam fortitúdo mea et refúgium meum es tu*
  et propter nomen tuum dedúces me et pasces me.
5Edúces me de láqueo, quem abscondérunt mihi,*
  quóniam tu es fortitúdo mea.
6In manus tuas comméndo spíritum meum;*
  redemísti me, Dómine, Deus veritátis.
7Odísti observántes vanitátes supervácuas,*
  ego autem in Dómino sperávi.
8Exsultábo et lætábor in misericórdia tua,*
  quóniam respexísti humilitátem meam;
agnovísti necessitátes ánimæ meæ,†
  9nec conclusísti me in mánibus inimíci;*
  statuísti in loco spatióso pedes meos.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Inclína ad me, Dómine, aurem tuam, ut éruas me.
Psalm 30 (31)
Trustful prayer in time of adversity
Hear me, Lord, and come to rescue me.
In you, Lord, I put my trust: may I never be put to shame.
  In your justice, set me free,
Turn your ear to me,
  make haste to rescue me.
Be my rampart, my fortification;
  keep me safe.
For you are my strength and my refuge:
  you will lead me out to the pastures,
  for your own name’s sake.
You will lead me out of the trap that they laid for me –
  for you are my strength.
Into your hands I commend my spirit:
  you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.
You hate those who run after vain nothings;
  but I put my trust in the Lord.
I will rejoice and be glad in your kindness,
  for you have looked on me, lowly as I am.
You saw when my soul was in need:
  you did not leave me locked in the grip of the enemy,
  but set my feet on free and open ground.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Hear me, Lord, and come to rescue me.

Ps 30:10-17
Illúmina fáciem tuam super servum tuum, Dómine.
10Miserére mei, Dómine, quóniam tríbulor;†
  conturbátus est in mæróre óculus meus,*
  ánima mea et venter meus.
11Quóniam defécit in dolóre vita mea*
  et anni mei in gemítibus;
infirmáta est in paupertáte virtus mea,*
  et ossa mea contabuérunt.
12Apud omnes inimícos meos factus sum oppróbrium†
  et vicínis meis valde et timor notis meis:*
  qui vidébant me foras, fugiébant a me.
13Oblivióni a corde datus sum tamquam mórtuus;*
  factus sum tamquam vas pérditum.
14Quóniam audívi vituperatiónem multórum:*
  horror in circúitu;
in eo dum convenírent simul advérsum me,*
  auférre ánimam meam consiliáti sunt.
15Ego autem in te sperávi, Dómine;†
  dixi: «Deus meus es tu,*
  16in mánibus tuis sortes meæ».
Eripe me de manu inimicórum meórum*
  et a persequéntibus me;
17illústra fáciem tuam super servum tuum,*
  salvum me fac in misericórdia tua.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Illúmina fáciem tuam super servum tuum, Dómine.
Psalm 30 (31)
Lord, let your face shine on your servant.
Take pity on me, Lord, for I am troubled:
  my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
  the very centre of my being is disturbed.
For my life is worn out with distress,
  my years with groaning;
my strength becomes weakness,
  my bones melt away.
I am a scandal and a disgrace,
  so many are my enemies;
to my friends and neighbours,
  I am a thing to fear.
When they see me in the street,
  they run from me.
I have vanished from their minds as though I were dead,
  or like a pot that is broken.
I know this – for I have heard the scolding of the crowd.
  There is terror all around,
for when they come together against me
  it is my life they are resolved to take.
But I put my trust in you, Lord;
  I say: “You are my God,
  my fate is in your hands.”
Tear me from the grip of my enemies,
  from those who hound me;
let your face shine upon your servant,
  in your kindness, save me.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Lord, let your face shine on your servant.

Ps 30:20-25
Benedíctus Dóminus, quóniam mirificávit misericórdiam suam mihi.
20Quam magna multitúdo dulcédinis tuæ, Dómine,*
  quam abscondísti timéntibus te.
Perfecísti eis, qui sperant in te,*
  in conspéctu filiórum hóminum.
21Abscóndes eos in abscóndito faciéi tuæ*
  a conturbatióne hóminum;
próteges eos in tabernáculo*
  a contradictióne linguárum.
22Benedíctus Dóminus,*
  quóniam mirificávit misericórdiam suam mihi in civitáte muníta.
23Ego autem dixi in trepidatióne mea:*
  «Præcísus sum a conspéctu oculórum tuórum».
Verúmtamen exaudísti vocem oratiónis meæ,*
  dum clamárem ad te.
24Dilígite Dóminum, omnes sancti eius:†
  fidéles consérvat Dóminus*
  et retríbuit abundánter faciéntibus supérbiam.
25Viríliter ágite, et confortétur cor vestrum,*
  omnes, qui sperátis in Dómino.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Benedíctus Dóminus, quóniam mirificávit misericórdiam suam mihi.
Psalm 30 (31)
Blessed be the Lord, who has shown me the wonders of his love.
How very many are the pleasures, Lord,
  that you have stored up for those who fear you.
You have made these things ready for those who trust in you,
  to give them in the sight of all men.
Far away from the plottings of men
  you hide them in your secret place.
You keep them safe in your dwelling-place
  far from lying tongues.
Blessed be the Lord,
  for he has shown me his wonderful kindness
  within the fortified city.
In my terror, I said
  “I am cut off from your sight”;
but you heard the voice of my prayer
  when I called to you.
Love the Lord, all his chosen ones.
The Lord keeps his faithful ones safe,
  heaps rich revenge on the arrogant.
Be brave, let your hearts be strong,
  all who trust in the Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Blessed be the Lord, who has shown me the wonders of his love.

℣. Dírige me, Dómine, in veritáte tua, et doce me.
℟. Quia tu es Deus salútis meæ.
Guide me in your truth, Lord, and teach me;
for you are my God and my salvation.

Lectio prior
De libro Deuteronómii 4, 1-8. 32-40
Oratio Moysis ad populum
In diébus illis: Locútus est Móyses pópulo dicens:
  1«Nunc, Israel, audi præcépta et iudícia, quæ ego dóceo vos, ut faciéntes ea vivátis et ingrediéntes possideátis terram, quam Dóminus, Deus patrum vestrórum, datúrus est vobis. 2Non addétis ad verbum, quod vobis loquor, neque auferétis ex eo; custodíte mandáta Dómini Dei vestri, quæ ego præcípio vobis. 3Oculi vestri vidérunt ómnia, quæ fecit Dóminus contra Baálphegor, quómodo contríverit omnes cultóres eius de médio vestri; 4vos autem, qui adhærétis Dómino Deo vestro, vívitis univérsi usque in præséntem diem. 5En dócui vos præcépta atque iudícia, sicut mandávit mihi Dóminus Deus meus, ut facerétis ea in terra, quam possessúri estis, 6et observarétis et implerétis ópere. Hæc est enim vestra sapiéntia et intelléctus coram pópulis, ut audiéntes univérsa præcépta hæc dicant: “En pópulus sápiens et intéllegens, gens magna hæc!”. 7Quæ est enim ália nátio tam grandis, quæ hábeat deos appropinquántes sibi, sicut Dóminus Deus noster adest cunctis obsecratiónibus nostris? 8Et quæ est ália gens sic ínclita, ut hábeat præcépta iustáque iudícia, sicut est univérsa lex hæc, quam ego propónam hódie ante óculos vestros?
  32Intérroga de diébus antíquis, qui fuérunt ante te ex die, quo creávit Deus hóminem super terram, a summo cæli usque ad summum eius, si facta est aliquándo huiuscémodi res magna, aut umquam cógnitum est, 33num audívit pópulus vocem Dei loquéntis de médio ignis, sicut tu audísti et vixísti? 34Aut tentávit Deus, ut ingrederétur et tólleret sibi gentem de médio natiónis per tentatiónes, signa atque porténta, per pugnam et robústam manum extentúmque bráchium et terróres magnos, iuxta ómnia, quæ fecit pro vobis Dóminus Deus vester in Ægýpto, vidéntibus óculis tuis? 35Tibi monstrátum est, ut scires quóniam Dóminus ipse est Deus et non est álius præter eum. 36De cælo te fecit audíre vocem suam, ut docéret te, et in terra osténdit tibi ignem suum máximum; et audísti verba illíus de médio ignis, 37quia diléxit patres tuos et elégit semen eórum post eos. Eduxítque te vultu suo in virtúte sua magna ex Ægýpto, 38ut expélleret natiónes maióres et fortióres te in intróitu tuo et introdúceret te darétque tibi terram eárum in possessiónem, sicut cernis in præsénti die.
  39Scito ergo hódie et cogitáto in corde tuo quod Dóminus ipse sit Deus in cælo sursum et in terra deórsum, et non sit álius. 40Custódi præcépta eius atque mandáta, quæ ego præcípio tibi hódie, ut bene sit tibi et fíliis tuis post te et permáneas multo témpore super terram, quam Dóminus Deus tuus datúrus est tibi».
First Reading
Deuteronomy 4:1-8,32-40 ©
Moses speaks to the people
These are the words that Moses spoke beyond Jordan to the whole of Israel:
  ‘Now, Israel, take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today, and observe them, that you may have life and may enter and take possession of the land that the Lord the God of your fathers is giving you. You must add nothing to what I command you, and take nothing from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God just as I lay them down for you. You can see with your own eyes what the Lord has done at Baal-peor; all the followers of the Baal of Peor have been wiped out from among you by the Lord your God; but all of you who stayed faithful to the Lord your God are still alive today. See, as the Lord my God has commanded me, I teach you the laws and customs that you are to observe in the land you are to enter and make your own. Keep them, observe them, and they will demonstrate to the peoples your wisdom and understanding. When they come to know of all these laws they will exclaim, “No other people is as wise and prudent as this great nation.” And indeed, what great nation is there that has its gods so near as the Lord our God is to us whenever we call to him? And what great nation is there that has laws and customs to match this whole Law that I put before you today?
  ‘Put this question, then, to the ages that are past, that went before you, from the time God created man on earth: Was there ever a word so majestic, from one end of heaven to the other? Was anything ever heard? Did ever a people hear the voice of the living God speaking from the heart of the fire, as you heard it, and remain alive? Has any god ventured to take to himself one nation from the midst of another by ordeals, signs, wonders, war with mighty hand and outstretched arm, by fearsome terrors – all this that the Lord your God did for you before your eyes in Egypt?
  ‘This he showed you so that you might know that the Lord is God indeed and that there is no other. He let you hear his voice out of heaven for your instruction; on earth he let you see his great fire, and from the heart of the fire you heard his word. Because he loved your fathers and chose their descendants after them, he brought you out from Egypt, openly showing his presence and his great power, driving out in front of you nations greater and more powerful than yourself, and brought you into their land to give it you for your heritage, as it is still today.
  ‘Understand this today, therefore, and take it to heart: the Lord is God indeed, in heaven above as on earth beneath, he and no other. Keep his laws and commandments as I give them to you today, so that you and your children may prosper and live long in the land that the Lord your God gives you for ever.’
Cf. Deut 4, 1; 31, 19. 20; Ps 80 (81), 9
℟. Audi, Israel, præcépta Dómini et ea in corde tuo quasi in libro scribe;* Et dabo tibi terram fluéntem lac et mel.
℣. Audi, pópulus meus et contestábor te; Israel, útinam áudias me.* Et dabo.
℟. Hear, O Israel, the precepts of the Lord, and write them in your hearts as in a book,* and I will give you a land flowing with milk and honey.
℣. O my people, heed my warning – do but listen to me, O Israel,* and I will give you a land flowing with milk and honey.

Lectio altera
Ex Epístola sancti Ignátii Antiochéni epíscopi et mártyris ad Ephésios
(Nn. 13 — 18, 1: Funk 1, 183-187)
Habete fidem in Christum et caritatem
Date óperam, ut crebrióres congregémini ad grátias Deo agéndas et ad eum laudándum. Quando enim crebri in eúndem locum convenítis, labefactántur vires Sátanæ et concórdia vestræ fídei sólvitur exítium, quod ille infert. Nihil præstántius pace est, qua abolétur omne bellum cæléstium et terrenórum.
  Quorum nihil vos latet, si perfécte habuéritis in Iesum Christum fidem et caritátem, quæ inítium vitæ et finis sunt: princípium quidem fides, finis vero cáritas. Hæc autem duo in unum coeúntia Deus sunt, ómnia vero ália ad probitátem pertinéntia consectánea sunt. Nullus fidem prófitens peccat, neque caritátem póssidens odit. Manifésta est arbor ex fructu suo; simíliter qui profiténtur se Christi esse, ex iis, quæ fáciunt, cernéntur. Non enim nunc professiónis opus est, sed si quis in virtúte fídei inveniátur usque ad finem.
  Mélius est tacére et esse, quam loquéntem non esse. Bonum est docére, si, qui dicit, fáciat. Unus ígitur doctor, qui dixit, et factum est; sed et quæ silens fecit, digna Patre sunt. Qui verbum Iesu póssidet, vere potest et siléntium ipsíus audíre, ut perféctus sit, ut per ea, quæ lóquitur, operétur et per siléntium suum cognoscátur. Nihil latet Dóminum, sed et arcána nostra prope ipsum sunt. Omnia ítaque faciámus quasi ipso in nobis habitánte, ut illíus simus templa et ipse sit in nobis Deus noster, qui et est et apparébit ante fáciem nostram, prout iuste dilígimus ipsum.
  Ne errétis, fratres mei. Familiárum perturbatóres regnum Dei non hereditábunt. Si autem ii, qui secúndum carnem hæc operáti sunt, morte sunt affécti; quanto magis, si quis fidem Dei prava doctrína corrúmpat, pro qua Iesus Christus crucifíxus est? Talis, inquinátus factus, in ignem inexstinguíbilem ibit; simíliter et qui audit ipsum.
  Ob id Dóminus in cápite suo accépit unguéntum, ut Ecclésiæ spiret incorruptiónem. Ne ungámini tætro odóre doctrínæ príncipis huius sǽculi, ne captívos vos abdúcat a propósita vita. Cur vero non omnes prudéntes sumus, accépta Dei cognitióne, quod est Iesus Christus? Quid fátue perímus, non agnoscéntes donum, quod vere misit Dóminus?
  Piáculum meus spíritus est crucis, quæ incrédulis scándalum, nobis vero salus est et vita ætérna.
Second Reading
From a letter to the Ephesians by Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr
Have faith in Christ, and love
Try to gather together more frequently to give thanks to God and to praise him. For when you come together frequently, Satan’s powers are undermined, and the destruction he threatens is done away with in the unanimity of your faith. Nothing is better than peace, in which all warfare between heaven and earth is brought to an end.
  None of this will escape you if you have perfect faith and love toward Jesus Christ. These are the beginning and the end of life: faith the beginning, love the end. When these two are found together, there is God, and everything else concerning right living follows from them. No one professing faith sins; no one possessing love hates. “A tree is known by its fruit.” So those who profess to belong to Christ will be known by what they do. For the work we are about is not a matter of words here and now, but depends on the power of faith and on being found faithful to the end.
  It is better to remain silent and to be than to talk and not be. Teaching is good if the teacher also acts. Now there was one teacher who “spoke, and it was made,” and even what he did in silence is worthy of the Father. He who has the word of Jesus can truly listen also to his silence, in order to be perfect, that he may act through his speech and be known by his silence. Nothing is hidden from the Lord, but even our secrets are close to him. Let us then do everything in the knowledge that he is dwelling within us so that we may be his temples and he may be God within us. He is, and will reveal himself, in our sight, according to the love we bear him in holiness.
  “Make no mistake,” my brothers: those who corrupt families “will not inherit the kingdom of God.” If those who do these things in accordance with the flesh have died, how much worse will it be if one corrupts through evil doctrine the faith of God for which Jesus was crucified. Such a person, because he is defiled, will depart into the unquenchable fire, as will any one who listens to him.
  For the Lord received anointing on his head in order that he might breathe incorruptibility on the Church. Do not be anointed with the evil odour of the teachings of the prince of this world, do not let him lead you captive away from the life that is set before you. But why is it that we are not all wise when we have received the knowledge of God, which is Jesus Christ? Why do we perish in our stupidity, not knowing the gift the Lord has truly sent us?
  My spirit is given over to the humble service of the cross which is a stumbling block to unbelievers but to us salvation and eternal life.
Col 3, 17; 1 Cor 10, 31 b
℟. Omne quodcúmque fácitis in verbo aut in ópere,* Omnia in nómine Dómini nostri Iesu Christi, grátias agéntes Deo et Patri per ipsum.
℣. Omnia in glóriam Dei fácite.* Omnia in nómine.
℟. Everything you do or say should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus,* as you give thanks through him to God the Father.
℣. Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God,* as you give thanks through him to God the Father.

  Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, qui cæléstia simul et terréna moderáris, supplicatiónes pópuli tui cleménter exáudi et pacem tuam nostris concéde tempóribus.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Let us pray.
Almighty God,
  ruler of all things in heaven and on earth,
listen favourably to the prayer of your people,
  and grant us your peace in our day.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.

Benedicámus Dómino.
– Deo grátias.
Let us praise the Lord.
– Thanks be to God.

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